Wedding Hairstyles With Hair Down: 30+ Looks & Expert Tips

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Wedding hairstyles with hair down are appropriate for the different lengths of hair. Using some accessories you can create a romantic look. And if you add some florals to your hair, you will have a wonderful hairstyle for the beach wedding.

Such types of bridal hairstyles are perfect for spring or summer celebrations. So, now is the best time to know more about it. Let’s browse the looks!

Wedding Hair Down With Veil

PRO TIPS: Wearing your hair down on your wedding day is such a beautiful and relaxed look. However, for these styles I am often asked how a veil can be used if there is nothing for the comb to grab on to. If you’re wearing a veil, you want to be sure that it is secure and not going to slip or fall out completely. Disaster!

The trick is to create something for the comb to grab onto. This can be done by creating a small horizontal braid underneath the crown section of hair. Ensure this is close to the head and then allow the crown section of hair to fall over the braid. This hides it completely and the comb can then be slotted in above the braid.

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Wedding Hairstyle For Long Hair Down

PRO TIPS: A great idea for those with longer lengths is to use a few small elastics to create a “barely up style”. Splitting the hair into sections and securing it with these can create beautiful shape and movement while still offering length. You could even add a braid. The elastics can then be covered using flowers or pins.


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Curly Wedding Hair Down

PRO TIPS: A question I get asked a lot is “Will the curls drop?” My answer is always “Yes”. However there are steps that can be taken to help the curl last.

  • The right products! Using the correct products during the styling process is so important, you will be wanting product that promote texture, shine and of course hold. Speak to your stylist about which products suit your hair type and how they would best be applied.
  • Hair length and weight! The heavier and longer your hair, the quicker it will drop. Strangely a great way to help is to add more hair! Adding a few rows of clip in extensions can act as a scaffolding for the curls giving them support.
  • Let the curl cool in its freshly formed curl! Pin curling is a great way to do this. Once you have applied heat to create the curl, pin it close to the root and move to the next. Repeat throughout the head. Leave to cool! It’s the cooling process that really gives the curl staying power.


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Loose Waves Wedding Hair

PRO TIPS: Creating a wave in your hair when wearing is down is so popular but have you noticed how they can look so different? This is not only a result of how they were styled but also how it is dressed out afterwards. Some options for styling is alternating the direction of the curl, this will give the wave a textured, beachy feel. Curling the hair in the same direction throughout will give a more uniform, hollywood style wave.

Another factor is the tool you are using, a wide tong will create a different wave to a narrow one and then you have heated rollers, wands, air wraps and straighteners! When dressing out after curling you may want to comb through with your fingers to break up the curls or you may want to brush it out for a looser wave. I would recommend trying out different techniques and tools to find which gives the wave you are wanting.


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Sleek Waves Wedding Hair Down

PRO TIPS: Sleeker styles are fabulous for a more modern, editorial look. I always picture this kind of style teamed with a bridal playsuit, trouser suit or high fashion, contemporary dress. It’s a style that will work with all lengths of hair, even those with shorter cuts.

Most face shapes can also pull this off but in some cases you may want to pull the hair back behind the ears and secure using either products or a couple of grips/bobby pins. If the hair is dropping forward it can elongate your face shape and features which may not complement some.

Braided Wedding Hairstyles Down

PRO TIPS: Spice up your down style with a braid! There are many ways you can incorporate a braid into a down style and many different braid techniques to choose from. Find a style of braid that you like and then think about how you would like to incorporate it into your style. You could position it on one side to pull the hair back for a half up look, both sides maybe?

You can also create braids within sections of the length to mingle with some beachy waves. Even just having a small braid detail will catch the eyes of your wedding guests and can really be the icing on the cake for a beautiful down style.


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Side Swept Wedding Hair Down

PRO TIPS: For side swept hair on your wedding day I would first make sure that this is a comfortable parting for you. If you have never worn your hair in a side parting I would be cautious. Flipping hair off to the side can be a beautiful way of showing off layers and movement which can really showcase highlights and any contrast in colours within your hair.

Half Up Half Down Wedding Hair

PRO TIPS: Half up, half down may be one of my most requested styles. It is such a versatile look and can be adapted to so many different wedding themes. For more boho and rustic weddings the style can be pulled out and disheveled slightly for a more undone look.

The addition of multiple braids and flowers or greenery can also add to that bohemian vibe. For more classic and elegant looks I would create smooth texture and more simple structure with a traditional style of comb or pins for accessories.


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Casual Hair Down Wedding Styles

PRO TIPS: There are so many options out there for brides choosing to wear their hair down for their big day! Have a look online for inspiration, there are so many bridal stylist that have an online portfolio, there are also many that post simple tutorials on different curling techniques and simple updo tips and tricks.

Be sure to also research into suitable accessories that could work with a down style. One of my favorites for all the boho babes out there is a flower-crown! If you are considering using combs or pins, remember you are going to need to create something for it to grab onto so a simple twist and pin, a small hidden braid or even just a little teasing at the root would be needed.

Simple Diy Wedding Hair Down

PRO TIPS: I would highly recommend having a bridal hairstylist help you with your hair on your wedding morning but here are a few tips for those that don’t have that option:

  • Talk to your stylist about recommending products. Explain what you are wanting to achieve and they can give you some guidance.
  • If curling, be sure to leave the curl to cool before dressing out, this will help the curls last.
  • Check out some tutorials from bridal hairstylists online.
  • Research accessories and have a little think about how they will be secured in a down style.

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